Tips to Ensure Your HVAC System Runs Like a Dream This Spring
In spring, warmer breezes replace the cooler winds of winter. Now’s the perfect time to get your HVAC system ready for that warmer weather. Doing a bit of maintenance now will keep you comfortable until the end of the year.
HVAC System Maintenance for Spring
Here are some maintenance tips for keeping your HVAC running smoothly and efficiently:
- Change or clean the air filter. The filter helps prevent debris and dust from getting into the HVAC equipment. This prolongs its life and keeps repairs down. In addition, air filters can help improve indoor air quality. Changing the filter often will help maintain airflow and maximize air quality.
- Schedule a visit from your HVAC professional. To run efficiently, your heating and cooling system needs regular maintenance and tune-ups. At least once a year, have a technician check the system from top to bottom. He can change refrigerant levels, clean the outdoor coils and inspect electrical connections and compressor capacity.
- Seal and insulate the ducts. A lot of the ductwork in a typical American home has significant gaps and holes. This allows significant amounts of conditioned air out into attics and crawlspaces, wasting energy. Non-insulated ductwork is also inefficient because it allows cool air to warm up, making it harder to keep your home comfortable in the summer.
- Install a programmable thermostat. If you want to maximize your energy savings, a programmable thermostat will give you the control necessary. You can program it so that the house is comfortable when you come home, but not running all day when no one is in the house.
Another thing to consider as spring approaches is replacing your current system with a new one. Recent changes in efficiency standards have made newer HVAC systems significantly more efficient that even those built a decade ago. If your system is more than 10 years old, needing constant repairs, or just plain wore out, now is the time to replace it.
Learn more about HVAC system maintenance available from Nicholson and contact us today at 828-697-2638 to schedule an appointment!